“I am pleased to announce that Jo-Michael Scheibe will impart guidance to conductors of the 2020 National Choir Festival, March 12-14 in Indianapolis,” stated Artistic Director, Henry Leck. The Joseph Flummerfelt Conductor’s Critique has been named in honor of Dr. Flummerfelt who served as the founding facilitator of the Conductor’s Critique and was a guiding force in the creation of the Music for All National Choir Festival. When asked how he would like to be involved, Flummerfelt said, “I would like to give back from all that I have learned.” Dr. Scheibe will aptly fulfill this ongoing mission to support and nurture choral conductors from the wisdom of experience.

Jo-Michael Scheibe oversees the Department of Choral and Sacred Music at the University of Southern California at USC Thornton in Los Angeles, and has resided as National President of the American Choral Director’s Association. He shares a passion for music education and champions contemporary music in his work with up-and-coming composers. He presents nationally and internationally as a clinician, conductor, and adjudicator for choruses at all levels. 

The Music for All National Choir Festival is for advanced High School and Middle School Choirs who audition for invitation. Under the leadership of Henry Leck, Director of Choral Activities for Music for All, the festival has continued to surpass enrollment expectations and has demonstrated a proven educational model created by the artistic team.

Held annually in Indianapolis Indiana, the Festival is part of the bigger Music for All National Festival that includes Concert Band, Orchestra, Percussion and Chamber Ensembles. To submit for participation, visit choir.musicforall.org/apply.